The Doe Network:
Case File 189UFSC

Reconstructions of Victim
Left by Wesley Neville
(The beauty marks are in approximate locations on the face)

Unidentified White Female

Vital Statistics


Victim's Rings

Case History
In 1976 this female and her companion were found dead on a secluded Sumter County, South Carolina dirt road, between Interstate 95 and SC 341. They were located by a truck driver who pulled off to rest at what was commonly known as Locklair Road, a frontage road just off the interstate.
On August 9, 1976, a man living in the sticks between Sumter and Florence heard a car scuttling down a narrow frontage road connecting Interstate 95 to SC. 341. Someone climbed out. Gunshots echoed in the early morning, then the car raced back onto the highway.
Their identities as well as that of their killer still remains a mystery.
Neither had any identification.
They had no money on them, but there were several clues that led investigators to believe that the couple might have been well-to-do or perhaps even from another country.
Investigators wondered if they had been hitchhiking cross country, or if they had been victims of a carjacking.

They were a clean-cut-looking pair. Authorities speculated they may be brother and sister.
No drugs or alcohol were found on their bodies. And neither had on underwear.
Investigators had checked out every lead, including trying to identify them through their finger prints and using the serial number on the man's watch in hopes of trying to track down the jewelry store where he might have bought the piece of jewelry. Dental records were published in national dental journals. Officials with Interpol as well as U.S. Customs investigators and immigration authorities also had been alerted.

The autopsy revealed the pair had eaten fruit or ice cream with fruit not long before they died so investigators were certain the two must have bought the food from a local eatery or store. Someone remembered seeing a couple matching the dead couple's descriptions at a fruit stand that was located off the Florence Highway, but the person couldn't say whether the man and woman were with someone else or if they were riding in a car.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Sumter County Coroner
Verna Moore

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Source Information: The Item
Sumter County Sheriff's Office
WLTX 19 6/12/07

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